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babiller

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French babillier (to stutter), from a root *bab- (compare also Middle French baboyer (to mumble)), probably of Germanic origin, from Old Dutch *babōn, *babelōn (to mumble, chatter, babble), from Proto-Germanic *babalōną (to chatter), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰa-bʰa-, *baba- (to talk vaguely, mumble). Cognate with Dutch babben (to babble), Middle Dutch babbelen (to babble), German pappeln (to stammer, babble), Icelandic babba and babla (to babble). More at babble.

VerbEdit

babiller

  1. to chat; to babble; to natter (to talk about insignificant things)

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

babiller

  1. Alternative form of babillier

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ill, *-ills, *-illt are modified to il, iz, it. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.